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likelihood

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noun like·li·hood \ˈlī-klē-ˌhu̇d\

Simple Definition of likelihood

  • : the chance that something will happen

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of likelihood

  1. :  probability <a strong likelihood that he is correct — T. D. Anderson>

Examples of likelihood in a sentence

  1. There is a strong likelihood that he will be reelected.

  2. <the weatherman on TV said that the likelihood of rain today was fairly high>



14th Century

First Known Use of likelihood

14th century



LIKELIHOOD Defined for Kids

likelihood

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noun like·li·hood \ˈlī-klē-ˌhu̇d\

Definition of likelihood for Students

  1. :  probability 1 <In all likelihood we will go.>





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